View Full Version : Laptop Megahertz

Mark Veldhuizen
23-12-2002, 03:04 PM
On my laptop, which is Pentium 4 1.7ghz-m, if I right click MY COMPUTER and hit PROPERTIES it displays its megahertz as one of three things:

1.19 ghz
1.69 ghz
1.70 ghz

All of these are as common as each other. I do not care about 1 mghz difference, but the 1.19 ghz is bloody annoying...because i dont know if, when it displays that, its running at that speed. Muchos not good.

Rrunning Dell Ispiron 2650 with AC Mains always plugged in (yes, that is not the problem)

Mark Veldhuizen
23-12-2002, 03:06 PM
I just want to further explain, those dont all show, it can be either one at any given time

23-12-2002, 03:11 PM
I think there was a post recently about laptop speeds, etc... I can't find it by searching, but here's (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,4093,00.asp) a post about the "Speedstep Technology" ...

This could be what's happening to your laptop?


Graham L
23-12-2002, 03:38 PM
1.69 = 1.70 .:D It's not a high precision caesium referenced frequency counter. 1.19 probably means that the CPU has been clocked down in a power saving mode, or to keep the temperature down, or because it isn't busy (only measuring its clock frequency :D).

23-12-2002, 05:41 PM
dont worry about it!! Intel Mobile processors are equipped with SpeedStep tm. technology that clocks down the processor when it is not being used (no processor intensive tasks running) to save battery/increase battery life.
AMD equivalent is PowerNow tm.


23-12-2002, 09:49 PM
check your power settings, depending on what power scheme you run, depends on what speedstep runs your CPU at, even with the mains plugged in.